Our Business in brief

Inter IKEA Group

The overall purpose of Inter IKEA Group is to secure continuous improvement, development, expansion and a long life of the IKEA Concept.  It consists of three core businesses: Franchise, Range & Supply and Industry.


 
The three core businesses work together to build a stronger franchise system. To build an even better IKEA offer together with retailers and suppliers based on existing and new strengths in our value chain. The aim is also to provide franchisees with best possible conditions for implementing and operating the IKEA Concept, and to create a strong platform for future expansion and growth.

One Brand, many companies
Around the globe, a large number of companies operate under the IKEA trademarks. All IKEA franchisees are independent of Inter IKEA Group. A large group of franchisees are owned and operated by INGKA Group. Inter IKEA Group and INGKA Group have the same founder, and a common history and heritage, but have operated under different owners and management since the 1980s. 

 

Franchise

Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor. It offers the IKEA Concept to IKEA franchisees worldwide, enabling the long- term fulfilment of the IKEA business idea.
Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is continuously developing the IKEA Concept to ensure its successful implementation in new and existing markets. For example, the IKEA Concept is being reviewed with an eye toward re-establishing different aspects to align multichannel retailing. This enables IKEA to remain forward-looking in areas such as brand development, sustainability, people and environment, social media, market potential and expansion.


Range & Supply

Range & Supply is responsible for developing and supplying the global IKEA range. This means working throughout the whole value chain – from supplier to customer. It includes IKEA of Sweden AB, IKEA Communications AB, IKEA Food Services AB, IKEA Supply AG and related businesses. All work under assignment from Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

IKEA of Sweden AB is responsible for developing, designing and producing home furnishing solutions to address the everyday needs of the many people. Product development is based on the belief that even with a thin wallet people should be able to create a beautiful home with functional, safe and healthy products.

IKEA Supply AG is a wholesale company that supplies the IKEA franchisees with IKEA products, and produces and supplies the component solutions used to assemble those products. It also owns the goods in distribution centres located worldwide. There are 24 purchase and logistic service offices to support and develop external suppliers. 

IKEA Communications AB is an in-house communication agency that creates and produces IKEA communication for customers and other IKEA organisations. It’s best known for the IKEA catalogue – the largest single printed publication in the world. It also produces the IKEA website, apps, brochures, in-store communications, TV commercials, augmented reality and packaging and assembly instructions for all IKEA products.

IKEA Food Services AB develops the IKEA Food & Beverages product range sold in the IKEA restaurants, cafés, bistros and Swedish food markets in IKEA stores.

 

Industry

Industry manufactures IKEA home furnishing products. Its ambition is to be the most competitive manufacturer in the home furnishing industry by delivering outstanding customer value. Industry also develops unique IKEA capabilities and capacities in relevant parts of the value chain (e.g. material, manufacturing and distribution). 

Industry produces approximately 10-12% of the total IKEA range, with its main focus on furniture. Its operations are conducted through some 40 production units that include forestry, sawmills, and production of board material, wood components and ready furniture. It is the largest producer of wooden furniture in the world.

Inter IKEA Group management team  

 

Torbjörn Lööf, CEO - Peter van der Poel, Range & Supply Manager - Leif Hultman, Industry Manager, Jon Abrahamsson Ring, Core Business Franchise Manager -  Ivana Hrdlickova Flygare, Communication Manager - Helena Nilsson, HR & Competence Manager - Gerry Rogers, Digital Transformation Leader - Martin van Dam, CFO    

Inter IKEA Holding

Inter IKEA Holding B.V., located in the Netherlands, is the holding company for the new Inter IKEA Group. Torbjörn Lööf is the CEO. The management of Inter IKEA Holding B.V. is overseen by a Supervisory Board. 


Supervisory Board
Anders Dahlvig, Chairman - Søren Hansen, Mathias Kamprad, Birger Lund

Management Board
Torbjörn Lööf, Martin van Dam, Anders Gårlin